Sunday, November 04, 2007

Birthday Wishes and Thank You's

Today is a reflective day for me; today my son Anthony turned 23. It's hard to believe that 23 years goes by in a flash. It certainly has went by too fast and sometimes I just wish I could turn back the clock and make him 3 years old again. Seems like yesterday I was picking up the Batman or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's cake for his party, or that he ran to me when he needed a boo-boo kissed.







I am so proud of the man he has become, he's a person that I would want to be friends with even if he wasn't my son. He's now serving this country, a very difficult decision for him to make; leaving behind a good job, a girlfriend, friends and the comforts of home but I never have to worry about him because I taught him to be independent and resourceful. He is excelling in his studies and surpassing set standards.















I am proud of my son, my friend: Anthony. Happy birthday Ant, I love you!






















I have a couple of THANK YOU'S to give today as well. Thank you to Cindy and all the wonderful people over at Rosehaven Cottage. I received a email awarding me with the "Rose Medallion" for excellence award (click to read more). Thank you so much and I am really honored, especially to be named with other blogs that I admire so much. Also Thank you to Michelle over at Back Through Time. I received the sweetest Halloween card from her and inside was a little Fleur De Lis charm, thank you so much Michelle I really needed that pick-me-up.

24 comments:

Sondra said...

Happy Birthday, Anthony!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Michelle, Your son Anthony is one heck of a guy! Tell him I am so thankful he is serving our country and I will keep him in my prayers.... Happy Birthday Anthony!!

Congrats on the award - it is so deserved!!
Penny

Meggie said...

YOU have a son who is 23 years old! My goodness...you like you are only 23!! Seriously, I thought you were in your early 30s. Shows what I know! Happy Birthday Anthony! How's the job, Michelle?

Rosehaven Cottage said...

You cannot possibly have a son that old! You're just a baby! You are very very welcome for the Rose Medallion. You deserve it! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Anthony and thanks for doing the job you are doing. You are a brave young man and you make us all proud.

Janet

FarmHouse Style said...

Happy Be-lated Birthday Anthony. Thank you for being willing to serve your country and keep my family and I safe. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude.

Michelle, I can see why you are such a proud Mom.

Rhonda

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Nunnie's Attic said...

Happy Birthday Anthony! May God watch over you and keep you safe while defending the rights of so many others.

You should be proud, Michelle and I know you are. You've raised a good son.

Love,
Julie

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

OMG Michelle, I can't believe you have a son that is 23, you look too young! That said, Happy Birthday to your baby and a huge thank you to him for serving our country.

Hugs,
Dena

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Congrats on your award & for having such a wonderful son. You must be very proud. The young people serving our country are so brave & worthy of heartfelt thanks from everyone. May the Lord bless & protect him.
Hugs, DebraK

Natasha Burns said...

Happy birthday Anthony (what a cutie too!). No wonder you are so proud of him, I'd say you would have had a lot to do with the reason he has become the man he is! xo

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Michelle, thank you for popping by our blog, Natasha is the sweetest :) Lovely post, Happy Birthday to your lovely son :) I know EXACTLY ehat you mean, my Jacqui is 17 and I sort of wish she was 3, it goes by in the blink of an eye !!!! LOL Well good news, because of double comments on our post you have drawn a horse! Just made it, it is horse number 23, Princess Coup. Good luck!! We shall be back soon, you have a lovely blog! Have a lovely day :) Jenn and Jscqui

Jen r. said...

wow. I can't believe you have a 23 year old. I have to say, you don't look much older than that yourself.
Please tell him thank you for us, we appreciate what he is doing.
That must be very hard for you. I guess time does go by fast.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Birthday Anthony! You are truly blessed to have raised such a wonderful son! Congrats on your award!

smiles, kari and kijsa

ShabbyInTheCity said...

HB Ant-nee!!!
Thank you for serving our country :) Stay safe!

Counting Your Blessings said...

23??? Michelle, you look like he should be 5 not 23!! Oh my gracious - I'm just stunned! It doesn't seem possible. What a proud mom you must be! My oldest is almost 17 (Mitch) and because I was so young when I had him and because we lived alone for so many years, he really is one of my favorite people. I know what you mean when you say he's your friend. Happy Day to both of you! Blessings... Polly

Alison Gibbs said...

Happy Birthday Anthony.
Alison

Esther Sunday said...

Honey, you don't look old enough to have a 23 year old son!
Happy Birthday, Ant! And, a big, big thank you for your service to our country! With love and respect, Esther

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

OMG ~ I had to double check to make sure I was on MICHELLE'S blog when I read your birthday post, thinking, hey she's not old enough for a 23 year old...yeah 3, but...my goodness. Surprises, surprises. My oldest will be twenty soon...yes, I remember when he and his younger brother ran around with cartoon underwear and red superman capes...awesome memories.
Have a wonderful day, beauty.
Alexadnra

WendyB said...

Congrats (to mom) and happy birthday (to son).

Back Through Time said...

I am so glad you liked the little card w/ the surprise. Your son is almost the same age as mine. Time went by way too fast didn't it? Looks and sounds like he is wonderful.
Hope you are having a good weekend!
Michelle

Artsy said...

Happy Birthday!! You and your son look the same age!

Artsy said...

Oh... give him my best for serving our country. We're all proud of him and grateful.

Joy said...

Wait a minute - you look like his little sister! What's in the water your drinking? ;)